Saturday, May 29, 2010

WHAT IN THE CRAP IS THIS?

So, Jacob came home one day from school with a small plant in a Dixie cup. He told us it was a cabbage and wanted to plant it right away. Not knowing where to plant it, I put it in the worst possible place. No sun. No water. No care. This was over 2 years ago!!! It never really has done very well, but I never had the heart to pull it out. It's survived 2 winters now and has hung in there. But one day we were outside and we noticed this freak of a plant. We're not sure if it has cross pollinated with a weed, or if its mutated to fit its environment. Either way, we are proud of whatever it is. It bloomed this weekend and hoping by the end of the summer that it's as tall as our roof. If you have any idea what it is, or what it's doing, let us know!!! Jake is especially excited to see what's to come of his plant that he once brought from school in his tiny cup.

6 comments:

{leah} said...

that's kinda funny. Tommy planted carrots once, and I porceded to kill them with my black thumb. At least you have been able to have it still grow. I hope it reaches the roof!!

Birrell Family said...

We have never had a plant survive the windowledge once the kids bring them home... so you are doing good. This should be interesting... I have no idea what it is

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mikey said...

well plants do strange things when they are close to death...does look like it cross pollinated though hahahaha...

Annie Gaddis said...

Your cabbage went "to seed." If you had looked at it about a month earlier it would have been a "cabbage" but since you didn't have it for dinner, it went to seed. The flowers will produce more seeds, which you can save for next year, and plant and get new cabbages. Plant them in the same place you had THIS one, because it obviously LIKED that spot!

Annie Gaddis said...

May I have permission to post your photo and story on our group Facebook page? (rain gutter grow system group)